Summer 2019 Management Fellowship (6+ months)
Asia & Africa
Alter Fellowship Program
Alter finds and scales the best tech ventures in the developing world. Our mission is to transform developing countries through high-growth entrepreneurship. We believe that traditional international aid fails to get at the root cause of extreme poverty: a lack of sustainable and scalable value creation. So, we find the top tech companies in the developing world that have the potential to create economic opportunity at scale in their country. We support not just high-growth ventures, but high-character founders - they’re not just building their companies, they’re defying all odds to build their countries and are inspiring others to do the same.
Alter was founded three years ago out of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Alter currently works with 12 ventures in Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, with operations launching in South Africa, Kenya, Vietnam, and the Philippines this Spring. Since 2015, our ventures have created 2,334 jobs, now generate est. annual revenues of $492M+, and have provided basic services to 2M+ people.
Alter Fellowship Program
For more information, please see the full Alter Fellowship Brochure
Also, feel free to attend one of our informational office hours, which are held every Tuesday from 4:00-5:00pm PST (link) and Friday 8:00 -9:00 am PST (link)
The Alter Fellowship Program is designed to provide professionals with the opportunity to work alongside the executive leadership of rapidly growing companies in emerging markets on key strategic initiatives. Alter selects these companies because they are at the forefront of technological and business innovation in their respective market environments. The application closes on April 19th and the Fellowship Program will start on August 12th after Orientation in San Francisco.
Alter will organize an orientation and a short training program in San Francisco for the Fellows to meet each other and learn more about Alter’s model and its partner companies. The orientation includes training on business cultures in Alter’s countries of operation, briefs on host organizations, and resources that the Fellows will have access to on the ground. The orientation will allow the Fellows to meet and bond with their cohort and meet Alter’s staff and supporters.
Fellows have the option to embark on project-based experiences lasting between six and 12 months. Projects will launch in August 2019. Host companies will provide Fellows with housing, transportation, and a stipend that will be sufficient to cover living expenses within the country. The Fellow will be embedded within the organization and report to senior management within the host organization.
- At least 2 years of work experience at a leading consulting firm, which ideally include independently driving parts of client projects and maintaining strong relationships with client teams
- Undergraduate degree is required
- Candidates are not expected to have prior experience in any specific industry or country
- Candidates are not expected to be fluent in any language except for English
- In addition to an alignment with Alter’s values, an ideal candidate is ambitious, not afraid of risks, persistent, and wants to help transform economies in emerging markets
Application and Interview Process
- Candidates should apply by April 19th, 2019. Alter will work with its partner companies to select candidates for interviews.
- The interview process consists of two phases: interviews with Alter's core team followed by interviews with potential host Ventures. Candidates will be asked to rank potential projects and will interview in order of their ranking.
For more information, please review the full Alter Fellowship Brochure